Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Knowing where you came from

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

Image by Deborah Pohlmann/Whitehead Institute

Podcast

AudioHelicase logo with Iain Cheeseman

May 17, 2018

AudioHelicase podcast: Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong

Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.


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Whitehead Member David Bartel attending a lecture during his lab's 25th reunion

October 29, 2018

A Long Legacy in RNA Discovery

Celebrating 25 years of David Bartel’s lab at Whitehead Institute

In the News

Pollen grains

December 17, 2018

A tough case cracked

The detailed molecular structure of the inert plant material sporopollenin — key for the emergence of land plants — has been resolved



Image of regenerating planarians

novemBER 27, 2018

UNCOVERING THE “MUST-HAVES” OF TISSUE REGENERATION

Biological program triggered by large injuries not required for regeneration, Whitehead Institute team finds

FEATURED

Illustration of observatory focused on DNA constellation

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

ACTIVATING A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF GENE REGULATION

A previously mysterious part of transcription factors, the activation domain, plays a key role in forming phase separated "droplets" that concentrate proteins required for transcription near genes


Illustration of a hand assembling a brain jigsaw puzzle

OCTOBER 29, 2018

HEART-HEALTHY PLANT CHEMISTRY

A novel genomic approach helps identify medicinal compounds in plants.

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